World War II

Reaping the whirlwind

Zac Alstin | 10 September 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: terrorism, utilitarianism, World War II
Seventy years ago this week Nazi planes began a campaign of bombing civilian targets in London. Can we honestly say, “never again”?

Finest Years

Francis Phillips | 22 January 2010 | FEATURES |  
tags: books, Churchill, World War II
Churchill was a giant among men and it is bracing to read of real leadership when so often we are led by pygmies.

Americans in Paris

Francis Phillips | 11 December 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: World War II
Unlike the proprietor of Rick's Café Américain in Casablanca, some of his compatriots stayed in Paris.

Russia, Poland and the history wars

Rodric Braithwaite | 18 September 2009 | FEATURES |  
tags: Europe, Poland, Russia, World War II
On the 70th anniversary of the Soviet Army's invasion of Poland a British diplomat understands why Poles are not quick to give the Russians credit for occasionally getting things right.

Among the dead cities

Richard Umbers | 22 June 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: area bombing, atomic bomb, ethics of warfare, saturation bombing, total warfare, World War II
As the war on terror grinds on, there are ethical lessons to be learned from the fire-bombing of German and Japanese cities during World War II in which hundreds of thousands of civilians perished.

Letters From Iwo Jima

Justin Myers | 02 February 2007 | FEATURES |  
tags: film reviews, World War II
The Japanese perspective on a World War II battle seems very different from the American - until you see the faces of the soldiers.

The War of the World

Francis Phillips | 06 October 2006 | FEATURES |  
tags: book reviews, history, World War II
Why was the 20th Century the bloodiest of all? Historian Niall Ferguson ventures an answer.

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